Leadershift: Uncover Your Purpose

On June 12th, I had the pleasure of sharing our space with 17 engaged leaders, taking a deep dive into our personal values, and the collective values of our teams.  I believe values to be the words we use to describe our deeply held beliefs.  The beliefs that, at our core bring us joy, and sorrow, excitement and aggravation.  

Our day started by sharing our attitude of gratitude.  I like to start my workshops this way, as it brings such a positive vibe to the learning we are about to embrace. 


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2019 VCLAs

Thank you all for your attendance at the sold out 2019 Victoria Community Leadership Awards. Our 15th annual celebration was an incredible opportunity to stop and highlight the wide range of community leaders that make Victoria the special place it is.

Particular thanks to Her Honour Lt Governor Janet Austin for her continued patronage of the VCLA awards and for generously opening her home for our winners, sponsors, family, friends and guests.


Our Video from the evening

Video courtesy of Spartan Media Group

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VCLAs 2019 on CHEK news


In preparation for the 2019 VCLAs we held a private pre-reception at the Swans Penthouse Apartment on April 17.  This was a great moment for us to gather with our winners, selection committee and sponsors.  We were able to capture some great photos and videos of our outstanding award winners in preparation for the big event at Government House on May 23. 

Special thanks to CHEK tv for the story they shared on the 5 pm news tonight during their Vital People section. Check it out at the following link (you may wish to skip to the 32:58 mark of the episode to see our feature.)

We are grateful to media sponsors such as CHEK news in our community; sharing our local stories with local influencers.


Here is the write up from CHEK news.


2019 Program Graduation

Since 2001, Leadership Victoria has been driving the development of local leaders in Victoria.  Each year, a cohort of dedicated leaders get together to grow as leaders and create meaningful change in our community through their community action projects.

This year, our cohort worked with our community partner Our Place Society to create opportunities for stable supported housing in the Greater Victoria area.  Please join us to celebrate their completion of the program and hear their recommendations for our community. 

Please RSVP at the attached link. 

2018-2019 Graduation RSVP


When:  Thursday March 21st, 2019

Time:  Light appetizers and a cash bar, with a meet and mingle starting 6:00 PM.  Presentations will start at 6:30. 

Where:  At the Gorge Vale Golf Course, Craigflower Road Victoria BC

Call for Proposals: Community Action Project Partners

Would you like to access the energy and resources of the Leadership Victoria cohort to help kickstart your community project?  Consider applying to be a CAP partner for 2019-20

Over the past 18 years, Leadership Victoria has been successful in developing local leaders in our Community Leadership Development Program. Learners experience has been enhanced by 69 Community Action Projects that have created meaningful solutions to challenges identified by community organizations.

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Mayor Lisa Helps - A User Guide to Starting with a New Team

On Nov 17, 2018 we held our launch for this years cohort of local leaders.  Over the lunch hour we invited Mayor Helps in to talk about her leadership strategies in building the community.  Here is a brief overview of her suggested process:


ALWAYS begin with VALUES 


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2018 Holiday Party

The staff from Leadership Victoria invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us. If you are a volunteer, alumni or student we want you there.

This exciting local event will take place at the Victoria Caledonian Distillery and Twa Dogs Brewery. With your ticket, you will receive a distillery tour, a sample of a variety of beer and spirits and an opportunity to socialize with local influencers. There will be light appetizers and munchies available for snacking. 

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Planned throughout the evening are leadership stories from our Community Leaders, a silent auction and a special raffle featuring a local pub crawl in a basket to take home with you. More details to follow on that one.

Join us

AGM 2018

The Board of Directors for Leadership Victoria Society extends our invitation to you to attend our Annual General Meeting.

We are looking forward to sharing the stories of impact and transformation that have taken place over the past year as well as our plans for the years to come.

This year's AGM features a keynote address from community leader and Leadership Victoria Board Member Don Evans.

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Turning a Vision into Reality with Purpose, Passion and Persistence!

Our Place Executive Director, Don Evans shares the successes, struggles and journey toward creating a new innovative addiction recovery centre for the homeless. Come learn how Don collaborated and engaged community decision makers toward a collective vision.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST


Burnside Gorge Community Centre

471 Cecelia Road

Victoria, BC V8T 4T4



2018 Leadership Victoria Kickoff Party

We recently welcomed the 2018-19 Leadership Victoria Cohort.

So grateful to the hundreds of alumni, facilitators, staff and volunteers who have jumped in. Each of our team works overtime to make sure that Victoria is developing the type of leaders who will bravely face and solve the complex problems we hold in our community.

We could not do this without each and every one of you.

We had a fantastic opening party at CHEK news and welcomed previous alumni, board, visitors and volunteers. Each came out to cheer on the latest leaders and to join in on the fun. It was such a great night welcoming the new cohort to our community.

Check out our photos

We are grateful to those who have built the legacy, and to those about to write the next chapter.


We are leaders leading change.

We are not for everyone.

We're for leaders.

Welcome to our new Program Manager

Stephen Twynstra

After a rigorous search, we have found the perfect program manager for Victoria’s flagship leadership development program.

Please welcome Stephen Twynstra to the position of Program Manager of Leadership Victoria.  

Stephen spends his time helping leaders develop values based transformation in their organizations and personal lives. His personal leadership philosophy is to build ‘a safe place to learn and grow, together’.

With over 20 years of experience in coordinating training programs and facilitating groups he is well poised to help move Leadership Victoria to our next phase as we continue to develop the influence of local leaders.   

We are proud to welcome Stephen to the long line of incredible staff who have helped develop the leaders of Victoria's future.

If you are interested in standing out and changing the world, you might be a leader for our intensive leadership training program.  Talk to Stephen, he will help you find your opportunity